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MatchlessMarie

MatchlessMarie

Joined December 2016

30 and tired | She/Her | Exvangelical | Theater nerd | 📚Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2DYYwQh 🖊Blog: http://bit.ly/2n0MLSe
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Ok but why am I like this though 😂

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Introducing Ogie to Cats while I read the book 😹 #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

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Getting Friday started early with What's Not Inside: the Lost Songs from Waitress and the treadmill for #BFC #BFCr3 #TeamFitLit @4thhouseontheleft @AsYouWish @ChasingOm @dariazeoli @Jerdencon @kspenmoll @jmtrivera @Balibee146 @daena @wanderinglynn

4thhouseontheleft 💜💜💜 2d
dariazeoli I love Sara Bareilles ❤️ 2d
jmtrivera Nice! 2d
wanderinglynn How fun! And great job! 2d
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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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I went to Kerrville to hang out with my sister @hollynations today I acquired these after a stop to a bookstore and a few antique shops. 📚🤑

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You know it's gonna be a good time when LMM is referred to as "our lord and savior" before the book even gets started ?

MatchlessMarie The rest of that sentence reads "... some goddamn terrifying times-- times that require our presence, our intelligence, our intuition, and our wholeness." Hate to leave you on a cliffhanger ? 6d
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Be More Chill | Ned Vizzini
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I totally get some of the negative reviews from people like myself who fell in love with the musical. There's problematic elements for sure, but I am glad that this book exists. The fact that Ned wrote this before the first iPhone shows how forward thinking he was regarding technology. Without this book the musical and subsequent community that grew around it would not exist. RIP Ned and happy closing day BMC

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First Week at Cow School | Andy Cutbill, Russell Ayto
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A pretty even split of progress vs things I need to work on. I seriously suck at drinking water. I had two days that I actually drank 32++ oz 😅 I am fairly confident that I am going to surpass my goal of 30 logged miles though. Losing some weight was just a bonus 💪#BFC #BFCr3 #TeamFitLit @4thhouseontheleft @AsYouWish @ChasingOm @dariazeoli @Jerdencon @kspenmoll @jmtrivera @Balibee146 @daena @wanderinglynn

Megabooks Awesome job! 7d
daena Fantastic, way to go! 7d
ChasingOm Wah hoo! 6d
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AsYouWish Yay!!! Great job!!!! (I am horrible at drinking water, which is bad since it is the only thing drink!) 6d
Jerdencon Nice job! 6d
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 6d
Balibee146 Great job 👏👏👏 6d
kspenmoll Great week!!!! 6d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5d
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1. Indoor because I live in TX 🔥
2. Green tea latte 🍵
3. I wanted to visit El Paso because of the tagged book but now it just feels like such a dark place 😭
4. Black
5. Yep it's shark week 😅
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Got my -10 badge today from a goal I started working on back in May. Feels good to see progress even if it's in tiny steps. 🙌 #BFC #BFCr3 #TeamFitLit @4thhouseontheleft @AsYouWish @ChasingOm @dariazeoli @Jerdencon @kspenmoll @jmtrivera @Balibee146 @daena @wanderinglynn

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1w
4thhouseontheleft Way to go!! 1w
MatchlessMarie FitBit knows how to keep you humble. Apparently I've earned this badge 26 times 🤣 1w
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AsYouWish Yay!!! Congrats!!!! 1w
Jerdencon Congrats!!! 👍🏼 1w
ChasingOm Hooray!! 1w
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 1w
daena Woohooo! 1w
dariazeoli Awesome job! 🙌💪 1w
Balibee146 Well done 👏👏👏 1w
BBooks 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 CONGRATULATIONS 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊 1w
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Meet Ogie. We feed the ferals in our neighborhood and this guy showed up one day and wasn't like the others. It was obvious he was an indoor cat who had been abandoned. Once we found out this sweet boy wasn't microchipped we adopted him. He's a cuddly stage 5 clinger who defies cat logic and sleeps in his bed. 🥰😻 #catsoflitsy #ogie #petsoflitsy #neverevergettingridofme #welovehimlikeatable

Lauram Hi, Ogie! What a gorgeous cat. 1w
Lcsmcat 😻 1w
Crazeedi He is beautiful 😻! That's so great he's a cuddler! 1w
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JoScho Love him. 1w
TheLibrarian How cute!! 😻 1w
CaroPi Lovely cat and lovely story on how he found his forever home 1w
AnansiGirl Wait, a cat who sleeps in his own bed? 😹 1w
Bookzombie 💕🐱 I love that you named him Ogie! Sounds perfect for him. (edited) 1w
MatchlessMarie @AnansiGirl I know right 😹 1w
MatchlessMarie @Bookzombie When we got him I wanted a name that would pair well if we got another one and since he was so clingy my first thought was Ogie because I wanted either a literary or theater name. If we get another one we will name them either Dawn or Sardine 1w
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Hello, My Name Is... | Jeff Bradley
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1. San Antonio TX
2. This is my first one 😱
3. I was going to say the ability to endure bullshit but then I saw ppl talking about the VIA survey and my top two were honesty and humor and yeah that makes sense 😅
4. Hopefully it will help me not wallow if I fall behind and just keep going.
#BFC #BFCr3 #TeamFitLit @4thhouseontheleft @AsYouWish @ChasingOm @dariazeoli @Jerdencon @kspenmoll @jmtrivera @Balibee146 @daena @wanderinglynn

4thhouseontheleft Those two character strengths seem the perfect combo for enduring bullshit. 😂😂 2w
Balibee146 Hello! Yup lol ☝️☝️ 2w
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A day late but here are my goals. I'm a newbie so I am trying to keep it simple. My charge 2 died a while back but I just got a new Versa yesterday so hopefully that will motivate me. #BFC #BFCr3 #TeamFitLit @4thhouseontheleft @AsYouWish @ChasingOm @dariazeoli @Jerdencon @kspenmoll @jmtrivera @Balibee146 @daena @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
4thhouseontheleft Excellent goals! I would love to hear more about the intentional aspect. 2w
MatchlessMarie @4thhouseontheleft I just mean miles that I intentionally track as a walk not just the accumulation of my daily steps 2w
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I guess I've been living under a rock but I just happened to find out about the #BookFitnessChallenge today and just in time for #BFCr3 the form let me sign up so hopefully I'm still good 🙃 thanks for doing this @wanderinglynn this is a great idea. 👟📚

wanderinglynn Welcome aboard! Team #BFC is a great place to be. 😀 2w
4thhouseontheleft I‘m glad you‘ll be joining #TeamFitLit! I tagged you in a few posts, and will send you the welcome email I sent out yesterday. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 2w
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I'm late but here's my #readathon total you're just gonna have to take my word for it. Not too bad for operating on barely 3 hours of sleep for most of it.

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Be More Chill | Ned Vizzini
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Because I'm predictable, here's what's up next. #readathon

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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
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The cool thing about audiobooks is you don't really have to worry about a stopwatch. Still loved this one the second time. Who's still reading? #readathon

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So I found out the hard way after about an hour of audio driving that Android phones apparently don't save and pause your stopwatch progress if your phone dies 😑 #readathon

jmtrivera That happened to me multiple times during the last Readathon I tried to do, so I gave up out of frustration. Next time I'm getting a back-up! 😆 2w
MatchlessMarie @jmtrivera It's been so long since I had an iPhone I guess I forgot that Android's do you dirty like that lol 2w
jmtrivera 😂😂 2w
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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
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Ok I'm getting a late start to this #readathon but I'm had a great time in Houston and having my chance to see Be More Chill. Support local theater!!

On my drive back I'll be audio driving. I've read this in print but have been looking forward to the audio version

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Be More Chill | Ned Vizzini
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💕My heart is like wow 🎭

Gonna get a late start on the reverse #readathon and I'm not mad about it.

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Try Try Again | P K Hallinan
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I feel like I haven't done a readathon in forever because managing my mental health has become a full time job lately but I think I want to try this one 📚❤️ #readathon

mydearwatson “Reverse” readathon? What does that mean? 3w
mydearwatson And dealing with mental health is so important. I‘m sorry it‘s taking up all your time, but I‘m glad your concentrating on it ❤️. 3w
tpixie Yes! Glad you are taking care of your mental health!! And I also am wondering what‘s a “reverse“ read-athon 3w
Schlinkles Yes, what is a reverse readathon? 3w
MatchlessMarie Here's the link if anyone is interested http://www.24hourreadathon.com/ reverse readathon just means it starts in the evening versus at midnight like most readsthons do to make it more practical for international readers @mydearwatson @tpixie @Schlinkles 3w
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The wide window | Lemony Snicket
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I started reading the A Series of Unfortunate Events series recently and now that I am far enough in to be able to watch the movie, we are making Cheer Up Cheeseburgers for dinner. And apparently lemon bars because that's what my husband thinks of when he hears "Lemony Snicket" ?

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Two books I'd like to put on everyone's radar since I haven't seen any posts on them yet are One Coin Found by Emmy Kegler and Parenting Forward by Cindy Wang Brandt. I am reading them both right now and they are a real treat. Also both have forwards by our dearly departed Rachel Held Evans.

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The wide window | Lemony Snicket
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I'm only on book 3 but I'm pretty sure this series could have also been called What Happens When Grown Ups Don't STFU

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I have been in a bit of a reading slump lately because of all the work packing up and moving and now finally unpacking. But tomorrow is Ari and Dante day and I am looking forward to what has become my Summer reread ritual. Also the neighborhood pool is opening tomorrow which is a perfect way to celebrate. 😁

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Happy Pride Month everyone!

BookwormAHN 🏳️‍🌈 3mo
JoScho ❤️🌈❤️ 3mo
rachelsbrittain ❤🧡💛💚💙💜 3mo
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Finally made it to the room where it happens!! #IsThisRealLife #Hamilton #LoveIsLove #PhilipTour @ Majestic & Empire Theatres

MallenNC Have fun! It's so awesome, of course! 3mo
ReadosaurusText Yay! I saw this in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. The hype is real!!!!! 3mo
Blueberry I saw it last week!!! Have fun🧡 3mo
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1. You won't be sorry 😂
2. See my last post. I got to see Once the Musical and it was phenomenal.
3. Probably Chinese
4. Family is not close. But at least 15 I can think of. Most are out of state
5. 💌💌💌
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Once | Enda Walsh, Glen Hansard
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I got to see Once last night and it was incredible. Support your local theater! There's some amazing talent out there.

Palimpsest Loved this film! Wish I was could find a local production on stage. 3mo
mom2bugnbee Yay for local theatre! My family practically lives at several of ours (hubby & daughter #2 on stage, me & daughter #1 in the audience) - no place we'd rather be! 🎭 3mo
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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Saw this on FB and thought y'all might appreciate it 😂

kgriffith Love it! 3mo
ravenlee I like this, because I loathe that book. My best friend gave it to me when I was pregnant, and I thought long and hard about our friendship. I even gave the book another try, but it ended up going to the library. 3mo
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I haven't been on here lately but just thought I would check in for those of use who have been struggling this past week with the tragic news of Rachel Held Evans passing. I'm not okay. May is a rough month for me. If anyone has any stories of how RHE has impacted their life, feel free to comment here. Also I wrote this: https://matchlessmarie.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/hoping-for-something-to-hope-for... #BecauseOfRHE

BethM Sweetheart that‘s is a beautifully written piece. All the hugs. 3mo
LiteraryinLititz I‘m so sorry you‘re struggling. ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
cobwebmoth *hugs* 3mo
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MaureenMc 💕 3mo
CarolynM 💕 I wish I had some words for you. Your piece really is beautiful. I firmly believe each individual has to have his or her own relationship with God, no-one else can tell them what that should look like. (edited) 3mo
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Guilt payment | Ty Pak
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I celebrated #WorldBookDay yesterday by paying off my library fine 😅

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Go you!!! 😂 4mo
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Never got around to posting my TBR for #8intwo but here are a few that I'm working on for Sunday.

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The World book encyclopedia | World Book-Childcraft International
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I know it's almost over but... Happy World Book Day to my 🇬🇧 and 🇮🇪 pals!

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Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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I just returned this one the other day. This book was adorable. I would have loved it when I was in middle school theater.

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I feel so seen 😹

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Martians Don't Take Temperatures | Debbie Dadey, Marcia Thornton Jones
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I've been rereading these and have been looking forward to this one in particular. When I was in third grade we had an assignment to adapt a book into a screenplay and this was the book I chose. Too bad I don't have the screenplay anymore. 😆

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I am really loving this series. I don't know what to feel at the end of this one. I was really rooting for John there for a minute. I'm almost mad that Han made me feel anything but pure hatred for Gen 😆 Also can we please get a Lara Jean cookbook? I need that in my life. I would go broke so fast making all her treats. Looking forward to finding out how this story ends.

Liatrek Love the cookbook idea! 6mo
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1. Bookswaps and Giveaways
2. I like the way the iOS version filters out your conversations from your other notifications. I wish the Android version did that. Also I wish there was a draft option for posts and posting multiple pics like on IG.
3. #blameitonlitsy
4. Litsy has helped me get out of many a reading rut thanks to challenges and buddy reads
5. @jhod #litsyedition @BiblioLitten

jhod Thank you! I'll play now :-) 6mo
batsy I had no idea the iOS version does that re: notifications. That's very helpful indeed. 6mo
BiblioLitten Posting multiple pics would be great. Litsy requires too much editing and collage making. 6mo
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The Tell-tale Heart | Edgar Allan Poe
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Starting the week caught up with the #lovehate challenge. This belated Valentine is for whoever wants it, but especially my sister @hollynations @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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Jude the Obscure | Thomas Hardy
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For worst couple I nominate Jude Fawley and Arabella Donn #lovehate @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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The star cross lovers fresh in my mind right now are Mimi and Roger from Rent. Just saw my local theater's production last night. #lovehate @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

AsYouWish My current obsession is the Live version that was on tv a few weeks ago and I have fallen in love with Mimi and Roger all over again! 💙 6mo
MatchlessMarie @AsYouWish 😍🕯️ 6mo
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I fell behind on the #lovehate prompts earlier this week when I came down with my annual February bout of bronchitis so bear with me while I play catch up. My favorite couple is Aristotle and Dante and I can't wait for the sequel. @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

Susannah Love them and the book. When is that sequel coming out?!? 6mo
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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It was hard for me to think of a worst villain since most of the villains I read about are in nonfiction but this little twerp was the first thing I could think of. This is why we can't have nice things. 😆 @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress #lovehate

RavenLovelyReads 😂😂😂 I totally agree!!! 6mo
merelybookish 👏👏 6mo
Libby1 Woo hoo! Absolutely. Little creep. 6mo
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JackOBotts 🤣🤣 Ungrateful little $#!+ 🤣🤣 6mo
AnansiGirl Good choice 👍🏻 This twerp is the worst. 6mo
ErinSueMreads Ha! I think someone else picked this too! 6mo
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My hate to love character is Dexter's brother Brian from the series. I really loved seeing more of him in the final installment even though I have lots of #lovehate feelings for the series as a whole 🤪 @WhiskeyMistress @ErinSueG

ErinSueMreads Hahahah! I haven‘t watched the series but I know enough to know that @WhiskeyMistress and our friend tommy refuse to watch the last two episodes. So much so that it has become a verb. To dexter is to never watch the ending of a show 😂😂 6mo
WhiskeyMistress @ErinSueG is right, I just finished Scandal and I didn‘t want to, I “dextered” it haaard. 6mo
MatchlessMarie @ErinSueG lol I think the books did better than the showtime series but not much better 😂 6mo
MatchlessMarie @WhiskeyMistress I might end up using that phrase soon the way the final season of criminal minds is shaping up to be 🙈 6mo
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Here's what I came up with for February. #TBR

Oldschool_millenial The graphic novel? 6mo
Oldschool_millenial That was my introduction to Raina Telgemeier. One of my favorite graphic novels! 6mo
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The Bad Beginning | Lemony Snicket
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2019: the Bad Beginning.
Here are my January reads. All three of them 😅 as well as some other 2019 musings. https://wp.me/p3S8k5-1iz

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I haven't been on much lately but I want to change that. I've had some health challenges to start the new year so my reading goals have been slow going. My new bookish tradition might be to not make a TBR for January and December because I'm usually distracted by all the planning. I'm not doing any challenges this year other than to read through some series and finish all my books I have acquired here on Litsy. Good to be back! 😘📚 #Serial2019

IamIamIam 👋👋👋 Missed you, Amanda! Hope all is well and we're glad you're back! 6mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Good to see you! I'm also just seeing where my reading mood takes me & hope to catch up on 2 or 3 series, as well. 6mo
JoScho Welcome back 💕 6mo
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AmyG Hope you are feeling well....glad to have you back! 6mo
sprainedbrain Good to see you!! 🤗 6mo
MatchlessMarie Thanks 😍 I am managing some of my sleep issues better and just trying to take things day by day for now. I've missed this community. @IamIamIam @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @JoScho @AmyG @sprainedbrain 6mo
LeahBergen Hello again! 👋🏻 6mo
MatchlessMarie @LeahBergen 🙋‍♀️ 6mo
hes7 Welcome back! 👋🏻 6mo
dragondrool Welcome back! 6mo
CarolynM Nice to see you back👋 6mo
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽 6mo
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I finally set my Goodreads goal for 2019. I made it to 169/200 last year so I'm shooting for 180 this year. Can she do it? We shall see.

Mandigolightly I believe in you! 7mo
Birdsong28 You can do it 😀📚📖 7mo
Anitareads You've got this 👍 7mo
Gina Oh my that is ambitious! My the odds be ever in your favor 7mo
HOTPock3tt Good luck with your challenge!! ♥️ I‘m doing my first good reads challenge this year 🤗 (edited) 7mo
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Today is my 2 year #litsyversary!! And incidentally the 56th anniversary of the tagged book. I'm happy to share the date. 😘

GripLitGrl 🎉📚🎉 7mo
julesG Happy Litsyversary! 7mo
TiredLibrarian Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎈🎊 7mo
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JoScho Happy Litsyversary! 🎉❤️🎉❤️🎉 7mo
QuietlyLaura Happy Litsyversary! 🎉👏 7mo
DivineDiana 👍🏻📚👏🏻 7mo
BookwormAHN Happy Litsyversary 🥂 7mo
Birdsong28 Happy litsyversary 🎊📚📖 7mo
britt_brooke Happy litsyversary! Glad you‘re here! 7mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 7mo
DGRachel Happy Litsyversary!! 7mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary🎉📚🙌🏽 7mo
TK-421 Congratulations! 🎉 7mo
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I've already finished the waitress pies from this book, but my husband surprised me with tickets to Waitress and we are going tonight. The national tour has been in San Antonio this week. I'm so excited! Here's a #fbf to Halloween 2017 when we dressed up as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter. 😘

keys_on_fire Yay! That‘s so exciting. I hope you have a wonderful time! 7mo
Bookzombie I‘m so excited for you! Have fun! 7mo
Chrissyreadit Enjoy! 7mo
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Ravenclawsbookshelf Have so much fun! I saw the show on Broadway with Sara and Jason last January! 7mo
CouronneDhiver You two look so cute together. Have a great time!!! 7mo
IamIamIam Yay!!! Have an awesome time!!! 7mo
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